5k a day! Niall Kennedy takes on unique running challenge to raise funds for charity

Heavyweight Niall Kennedy is going to put in the miles in a bid to raise money for two charities close to his heart.

The Gorey Garda has committed to running 5 kilometres a day for the entire month of December to help out the two charitable organisations.

The Wexford man is fundraising For Little Blue Heroes Foundation and Talk To Tom.

The Celtic Warriors Gym puncher has often mentioned Talk To Tom and the mental health advocate has worked closely with them in recent times.

Talk To Tom Suicide Prevention is about saving lives by breaking down the barriers and stigma associated with suicide.

Little Blue Heroes Foundation is a not-for-profit charity operated entirely by volunteers (no paid staff) made up of Garda members/staff, retired Garda members, their families, friends and civic minded people from communities.

It aims to help families in need from local communities in Ireland who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for serious illness.

If you want to donate and help out CLICK HERE.

Kennedy was last seen in the ring losing to Allen Babic live on Sky Sports.

There were suggestions he might retire directly after the reverse, but has spoken positively about fighting again since.

“I’m 36 so there were a lot of questions ‘will that be it’ … If I had of performed and Alan Babic beat me that would have been it.

“I only want to box to see where I am relevant, but the fact i was so fecking bad .. I don’t want to go out like that. And I don’t in a couple of years time my youngfella seeing that and saying ‘oh the minute it got tough you got out’.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com